Building on performance themes explored in previous exhibitions, Image Rites was composed of works by artists whose ritualized production processes and presentation strategies intensify the terms of viewer engagement. Rhythm, repetition and the ceremonial framing of pictorial motifs presented content as enacted, rather than simply represented. Through the inclusion of paintings by Jane Ash Poitras (Chipewyan, Edmonton), the exhibition brought a new critical context to works by Nova Scotians Charlie Murphy and Frances Dorsey.
- This exhibition has passed.
April 5, 1997 - May 11, 1997
Artist: Charlie Murphy, Frances Dorsey, Jane Ash Poitras
Curator: Ingrid Jenkner